from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A vehicle mounted on runners, used for carrying people or loads over ice and snow; a sledge.
- n. A light wooden frame on runners, used by children for coasting over snow or ice.
- transitive v. To carry on or convey by a sled.
- intransitive v. To ride or use a sled.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small, light vehicle with runners, used, mostly by young persons, for sliding on snow or ice. (A "sled" in this sense is not pulled by an animal as a "sleigh" is.)
- n. A vehicle on runners, used for conveying loads over the snow or ice. (contrast "sleigh", which is larger)
- v. To ride a sled.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A vehicle on runners, used for conveying loads over the snow or ice; -- in England called sledge.
- n. A small, light vehicle with runners, used, mostly by young persons, for sliding on snow or ice.
- transitive v. To convey or transport on a sled.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A drag or dray without wheels, but mounted on runners, for the conveyance of loads over frozen snow or ice, or over mud or the bare ground, as in transporting logs and heavy stones. Also sledge.
- n. A pair of runners connected by a framework, used (sometimes with another pair) to carry loads or support the body of a vehicle, or, when of lighter build and supporting a light platform or seat, in the sport of coasting and for drawing light loads by hand.
- n. A vehicle moving on runners, drawn by horses, dogs, or reindeer; a sleigh.
- To convey or transport on a sled: as, to sled wood or timber.
- To ride or travel in a sled: sometimes with an impersonal it.
- To be carried or transported on a sled.
- n. Same as sledge, sledge-hammer.
- n. A small tool, resembling a sled in form and having sharp blades for runners, used for cutting gold-leaf into rectangular sheets.
- n. The device for making sliding contact between the underground conductors of an electric road and those of a moving railway-car upon the road.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow
- v. ride (on) a sled
Middle English sledde, from Middle Dutch.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English sledde, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German sledde (cf. Dutch slee, slede, Low German Sleden), from Proto-Germanic *slidô (cf. East Frisian sliede, German Schlitten, Norwegian slede). Related to slide. (Wiktionary)